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Dior Houndstooth Skirt Suit

Description

Black and white wool houndstooth check 2-piece skirt suit with matching overcoat and scarf.

Source

HCT.1991.655.6a-d (Suit)
HCT.2004.31.4 (Blouse)

Date

Autumn-Winter 1959

Provenance

This suit belonged to Dorothy Bell Whiley Peters. Dorothy was born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1891. Her father, Charles Bell Whiley, worked as lawyer in Lancaster. Dorothy married Philip Rising Peters in 1914. While Philip would pass away in 1954, Dorothy would live to be 100 years old. She was a member of the Columbus Circle of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Ohio. Dorothy was also a lover of poetry and her children published a collection of her work after her passing.

Designer

Christian Dior

Fiber/Fabric Information

Wool

Decade

1950-1959

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Dior Houndstooth Skirt Suit,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed October 14, 2019, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5068.

Item Relations

Item: Dior in Ohio: 1947-1997 depicts This Item